ERIC Number: ED271131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Interim Report on the AAC-Mellon Project from Knox College.
Peterson, James; Bailey, Stephen
In 1985, Knox College was chosen to participate in the Association of American Colleges/Mellon Transfer Grant Program, which sought to assist community college students in making the transition to the four-year college environment. Four local community colleges, Carl Sandburg College (CSC), Illinois Central College (ICC), Blackhawk East Community College (BECC), and William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), were invited to participate in the planning and implementation of activities to improve transfer opportunities. Discussions with college representatives focused on three broad categories: (1) articulation and advising, including issues such as course equivalency and student course planning; (2) orientation to assist in student adjustment from the two- to four-year college environment; and (3) recruitment, including issues related to the identification, counseling, and encouragement of potential transfer students. Initial efforts focused on the establishment of articulation agreements awarding 2 years worth of credit towards Knox College graduation to students transferring with an associate of arts or associate of science degree from one of the participating colleges. Other activities included the attempt to develop a course equivalency guide for BECC courses and a joint admission program for students enrolled in WRHC's QUEST program of accelerated liberal arts. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Knox Coll., Galesburg, IL.